The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Thank You Grand Rounds 4.30

    Thank you Grand Rounds 4.30 for including my post Tax Preparation Health among this week's votes for the best medical posts of the week.In a hospital, Grand Rounds is a lecture for doctors about a patient or topic. On the web, the weekly Grand Rou...

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  • Fast Fitness - Plyometric Partner Bench Press for Valentine's Week

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - Have fun together as you strengthen arms, shoulders, chest, back, wrists, and core, while practicing neutral spine, speed, teamwork, and cooperation in a fun plyometric partner bench press.Lie face up with both arms h...

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  • Down the Stairs

    Readers Carol, Don, Teresa, AJ, and others asked about strength, and knee pain and placement when descending stairs.Physical trainer Teresa wrote:"Hello Dr. Bookspan,"The post on "Better Exercise on the Stairs" from July 2007 contains the followin...

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  • Dr. Bookspan's Ab Revolution™ Core Retraining Relieves Spondylolisthesis Pain

    When a vertebra in the lower spine slides forward on the one below it, it is called spondylolisthesis. In June, I will be presenting my research at an international medical meeting, on a technique I developed to relieve the lower back pain that re...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 6.26 Suture for a Living

    Big thanks to the blog Suture for a Living for hosting Grand Rounds Vol 6, No 26 and including two of my articles among the votes for best medical writing of the week. Both Grand Round choices are reader success stories from Peggy Santamaria, who ...

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  • Are You Making Your Exercise Unhealthy?

    Most people know that sitting badly at your desk, as in the left-hand photo, is unhealthy.It is easy to see that he is rounding his back forward. He is not sitting up. His ear is far forward of his shoulder (even with his shoulders so rounded that...

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  • Can Anyone Get A Computer To A Great-Grandmother?

    This is an unusual post. Long-time Fitness Fixer success Ivy from New Zealand, continuing inspiration to many readers, wrote me a good-bye and thank you. Her computer is broken. Can anyone help this situation?Ivy is a Great-Grandmother (pretty dar...

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  • How Many Sets And Reps Does It Take?

    Anton, Alberto (farioreo), and others have asked how many "sets and reps" of exercises and stretches will help. The answer is in a story my Mother told me when I was small:A young boy in school always made the same mistake in English. Instead of t...

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  • Functional Fitness as a Lifestyle By Mail Room Workers

    Peggy Santamaria wrote me that she was using my work, and my illustration Backman!™ to teach healthy movement to workers for a good day's work without injury and repetitive strain:"Hi Dr. Bookspan,"Very excited to report that I met with the Appala...

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  • Healthier Carrying - Get Free Ab Exercise and Stop Pain

    Do you overly arch your lower back when you carry things in front of you, as in the photo at left? Arching your lower back and leaning back to carry anterior loads is common source of pressure and loading on your lower back, whether you are carryi...

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About the Author


M.Ed, PhD, FAWM

Dr. Bookspan is an award-winning scientist whose goal is to make exercise easier and healthier.

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